Phoenix Drilling Ltd is delighted to announce their remarkable achievement of maintaining our ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and SSIP certifications.

Phoenix Drilling Ltd is delighted to announce their remarkable achievement of maintaining our ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and SSIP certifications.

This milestone reflects the dedicated efforts and commitment of our exceptional team.

The ISO 9001 certification demonstrates our unwavering dedication to quality services and exceeding customer expectations. With ISO 14001, the company emphasises our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable practices. ISO 45001 showcases our priority on employee health and safety, while SSIP certification further validates our exemplary health and safety practices, meeting industry benchmarks.

Phoenix Drilling Ltd attributes this success to our incredible employees and extends heartfelt thanks for their professionalism and commitment to excellence. We would like to extend our profound appreciation to our General Manager, Samantha McLeary for her exceptional leadership and unwavering support both in the lead up to and during the audit. We truly appreciate your dedication to our business’ excellence. The company also acknowledges the support of Accendo (ISO/HSEQ) Consultants and NQA, a UKAS accredited certification body, for their consultancy and auditing services. The launch of the UKAS Cert Checking Webpage adds transparency for customers, clients, and suppliers to verify the legitimacy of UKAS accredited ISO certification.

These certifications serve as a steppingstone for Phoenix Drilling Ltd to continue delivering unparalleled services, promoting sustainability, ensuring workforce safety, and striving for the highest customer satisfaction. With this achievement, we solidify our position as a leading force in the ground investigation industry.

We’re Recruiting – Geotechnical Estimator

We’re Recruiting – Geotechnical Estimator

Phoenix Drilling are looking to add an experienced Geotechnical Estimator to our ever-expanding team of brilliant staff.

This Monday to Friday full-time position will be based at our Head Office here in Livingston, West Lothian with sufficient on-site parking available – although occasional travel will be required.

With a Bachelor’s degree, two-years of Ground Investigation experience and a full driving license preferred, this role may suit an experienced degree qualified engineer looking to make a change in career or, alternatively, an individual with previous estimating or managerial experience.

Some key responsibilities include –

  • Review and evaluate Ground Investigation/Site Investigation tender documents.
  • Prepare and complete tenders/bids to the client’s specification within the agreed timeframes and within accuracy of cost.
  • Co-ordinate with the contracts teams and site support to ensure resources are available and timeframes met.

Our preferred skills include –

  • Previous experience of working in the Ground Investigation industry
  • An understanding of the geotechnical market and industry standards
  • Be computer literate – excel, word, outlook.

The salary bracket for the position sits between £30,000-£40,000 dependant on previous experience.

Please note, with a high number of applications expected, only successful candidates will be contacted to progress to the interview stage.

You can find the full job description in detail and apply via Indeed here –
Come and join us here at Phoenix Drilling!
Lewis Capaldi Ticket Giveaway

Lewis Capaldi Ticket Giveaway

It’s certainly been a case of being back to reality this week as we all returned to work after the festive break however, Christmas isn’t quite over yet!
We’ve secured 4 tickets to the OVO Hydro on Tuesday 24th January 2023 to see Scottish music sensation Lewis Capaldi live – and we’re giving one lucky Phoenix Drilling follower the chance to win the 4 tickets and have a night at the Hydro on us!The local lad has stormed the music scene in recent years, with hit “Someone You Loved” racking up a quite staggering 2.6 BILLION plays on Spotify alone!

To be in with a chance of winning the 4 tickets, quite simply head over to both our Twitter and Facebook pages and follow the details.

Wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas!

As Santa Claus himself gets ready to do the rounds, we here at Phoenix Drilling would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very, Merry Christmas!

Our offices will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 22nd December right through until 7am on Monday 9th January 2023 to allow our ever hard-working staff some very well-earned time off to spend with family and friends and absolutely over-indulge in all the festivities!

It’s been another incredibly busy year for us so a huge, huge thank you to each and every one of our staff, customers, suppliers and connections for your support and assistance – we hope you’re all able to enjoy some down time over the festive period and recharge the batteries for an even better 2023.

That just leaves us to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and send the very best of wishes your way for 2023 – thank you!

The Team Grows – Welcome, Chris!

The Team Grows – Welcome, Chris!

Everyone at Phoenix Drilling was delighted to welcome Christopher Gillies to the team last month!

The previously self-employed, 42-year-old joins the business in a dual role of Geotechnical Manager and Engineering Geologist.

Having previously worked as a senior financial consultant, Chris rolled back the years to go to University at the age of 34 to study Geology and after graduating, joined DAM Geotechnical Services as an Engineering Geologist, working there for 4 years before going self-employed in mid-2021.

On being asked what he’d like to achieve here at Phoenix Drilling, Chris said: “I’m hoping to help improve the logging at both engineer and drillers levels and drive professionalism and consistency in all aspects of ground investigation. I’m also looking to learn the ropes of how a busy drilling operation functions on a daily basis.”

In his spare time, Chris enjoys cooking, reading and binge watching the latest TV series’ as well as watching his son play football at the weekend. With comedy “Superbad” as his favourite film and Douglas Stuart’s “Shuggie Bain” as his favourite read, we’re looking forward to getting to know more about Chris over the coming weeks and months.

Chris did let slip that his favourite karaoke song is Eagles classic “Lyin’ Eyes” – we’ll be holding you to that at the next staff get together!

Welcome to Phoenix Drilling, Chris!

Our new Vacuum Excavation unit unearthed!

Our new Vacuum Excavation unit unearthed!

Another day and another exciting unveiling here at Phoenix Drilling as we took delivery of our new vacuum excavation unit earlier this week.

Our T-Vac 1 tracked machine is a powerful, compact unit capable of excavating most types of ground (wet or dry) by utilising optional high pressure water and/or compressed air. Not only that but its small footprint allows access into those tight areas.

With a tare weight of just 2300kg, the T-VAC 1 track is still one of the lightest Vacuum Excavation units in its class. The mix of steel and aluminium laser cut panels keep the important equipment safe and body parts away whilst remaining light enough to be comfortably towed utilising most vans and 4×4 vehicles.

What exactly is vacuum excavation though?

Vacuum excavation provides a safer, lower risk excavation alternative to more traditional excavation techniques and is the smartest, safest, fastest, and most economical method of excavation.
Its benefits include:

  • Reducing reinstatement costs
  • Eliminating the hazard of utility strikes
  • Minimising traffic disruption
  • Reducing the amount of manpower and equipment required.

Looking ahead to 2023, we have 6 operatives booked in for training with this in mid-January as we look to put the unit to full use in the very near future.

Measuring in at almost 3 metres long and almost 2.5 metres tall, with our branding now added to the unit, we think this is yet another fantastic looking piece of kit – check out some images!